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Friday, March 11, 2016

Synced: Living Connected to the Heart of Jesus

Jennifer Kennedy Dean is executive director of the Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. The author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual formation, her book Heart's Cry has been named National Day of Prayer's signature book, while her book Live a Praying Life® has been called a flagship work on prayer. Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator, Jennifer speaks all over the country calling God's people to discover the difference between a prayer life and a praying life. Jennifer is the author of such books as Altar'd, Clothed with Power, Conversations with the Most High, Life Unhindered!, Power in the Blood of Christ, Power in the Name of Jesus, Secrets Jesus Shared, Set Apart, The Power of Small, and much more. A highly demanded speaker, her engagements include respected organizations such as the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove and Focus on the Family. She is a board member for Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, a member of America's National Prayer Committee, a member of National Professional Women Association, and national prayer director and board member for Christian Women in Media.

About the book: 

Synced: Living Connected to the Heart of Jesus (New Hope, February 2016)

Prayer can become extraordinary when we live connected to the heart of Jesus.

Synced encourages you to emulate the way Jesus lived His life. With real-life stories of people walking closely with Jesus, finding themselves in the right place at the right time, readers are challenged to examine what staying in step with the Spirit looks like. National best-selling author and known prayer expert, Jennifer Kennedy Dean, uses the familiar passage of the Lord's Prayer as anchor points to present the way Jesus lived His life in step with the Father through prayer.

Every moment is pregnant with purpose. Every moment is drenched in power. Prayer is no longer the means by which you attempt to get God to perform for you and becomes, instead, the means by which you connect with His heart and mind. A praying life is a life of peace and soul-rest. A praying life is lived in sync with the heart of Jesus.

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My Thoughts:
"Jesus lived a praying life.  Prayer was not an activity with set boundaries and assigned wording but a way of walking in the power and provision of the Father every minute of every day."
Jennifer Kennedy Dean has offered a resource that beautifully makes the connection between Jesus' power and His prayer life.  Dean provides Scriptural support for the example we should follow in our own lives through obedience and faithful prayer.  We often bemoan the lack of the power to effect change in our lives and in our world.  Dean patiently helps her readers to understand how the power to live our lives in a fallen and sinful world is in direct proportion to the depth of our prayer life.

The only criticism I have of the book is in relation to Dean's writing style and has nothing to do with the content of her message.  Dean tends to overuse incomplete sentences.  I have the feeling she may be doing this for emphasis; however, it was somewhat of a distraction for me.  She also quotes lengthy portions from her previous books.  I have not read her other books, so these were all new insights for me.  However, if you have read Dean's other books, you may find Synced to be somewhat redundant.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review.

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